Capping ceremony, Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, ca. 1975

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The Mercy Hospital School of Nursing operated during the years 1920-1987, and educated over 2,300 nurses. After six months of study, successful completion of a preclinical training period culminated in the awarding of a distinctive training cap, presented at a formal ceremony.

The Mercy Nursing School capping exercises began with a processional, followed by the presentation of the caps. After students recieved their caps, they took the Florence Nightingale Pledge, received an address and benediction, and finished with a recessional. Parents often attended the ceremony.

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  • Title: Capping ceremony, Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, ca. 1975
  • Creation Date: circa 1975
  • Subject Date: circa 1975
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm
  • Collection: Mercy Hospital Historic Archive
  • Object Type: Image

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